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Snow leopard by Cloudtail the Snow Leopard
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“Then it should be easy enough to settle on mine,” Jeremy says, and then goes through the satchel at his side and extracts a large pile of papers. “This is your contract, I’ll leave it with you to consider. You can fax through the signed papers whenever you’re ready, or not if you decide on another team. Can I come closer?”

“Yes,” Jean says.

“I actually wasn’t talking to you,” Jeremy says, which is when Jean realises he’d addressed Felicienne directly.

“She won’t talk to you,” Jean says, taken aback. Neil Josten’s daemon is incredibly and rudely forthright, which has accustomed him to the idea of daemons speaking to people other than their own, but he doesn’t think he’s ever seen a person speak to someone else’s daemon like that. Also, Felicienne hasn’t even spoken to Jean since Neil told them they were free of Riko.

“She doesn’t need to talk to me to show that she doesn’t want me near you,” Jeremy says. “She has teeth the size of my thumb.”

“She won’t hurt you.”

“She’s been snarling at me since I walked into the room,” Jeremy says, matter-of-fact. “How do you think I know about the teeth?”

panthera - chapter one

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Indeever in motion by Tambako The Jaguar
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Indeever, the young snow leopard who is now almost grown up, walks to me in his enclosure. The shot is a bit motion blurred because of the low light, but otherwise I like how he looks to me with his cute tongue visible.

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Young Leopard Washing - Sabi Sands, Greater Kruger, South Africa by Anne-Marie Kalus